July 17, 2011

Degree Program in Mandarin Chinese Approved at University of Rhode Island

From http://www.projo.com/education/content/URI_CHINA_07-05-11_9BOV9FI_v19.3d4bd.html

Degree program in Mandarin Chinese approved at University of Rhode Island
By Gina Macris
July 5, 2011

When Mandarin Chinese 101 first appeared in the course catalog at the University of Rhode Island in the fall of 2004, 30 students immediately filled all the available seats.

In the fall of 2010, about 170 students enrolled, almost all of them taking a second semester in the spring.

On June 27, while some of those students continued their studies in China, the Board of Governors for Higher Education gave the language program official sanction, approving a bachelor’s degree in Mandarin Chinese.

Read the full article at http://www.projo.com/education/content/URI_CHINA_07-05-11_9BOV9FI_v19.3d4bd.html

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